CHRISTINA NYIRATI, PhD, FNP–BC
Department of Nursing
College of Arts and Sciences
3240 Fort Road
Toppenish, WA 98948
(614) 614-256-3845 (Cell)
ACADEMIC PREPARATIONDoctor of Philosophy in Nursing
Master of Science in Nursing
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
The Ohio State University Columbus, OH
Vanderbilt University Nashville, TN
The College of Mount Saint Joseph, Cincinnati, OH
RECENT SCHOLARLY AND CREATIVE ACTIVITIES
Nyirati, C., Habash, D.L., & Shaffer, L.E.T. (2013). Weight and body fat changes in postpartum depot-medroxyprogesterone acetate users. Contraception, 88(1), 169-176.
Nyirati, C. M., Denham, S. A., Raffle, H., & Ware, L. (2012). Where is Family in the Family Nurse Practitioner Program? Results of a US Family Nurse Practitioner Program Survey. Journal of Family Nursing, 18(3), 378-408.
Research in Brief and Published Abstracts
Sergeev, A. V., & Nyirati, C. M. (2012) Factors associated with inadequate prenatal care in women with pre-gestational hypertension. American Heart Association Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes. 5:A296.
Sergeev, A. V., & Nyirati, C. M. (2011). Maternal Hypertension and Low Birth Weight: Do Socio-Economic and Racial/Ethnic Disparities Matter?. Circulation 124(21).
Presentations - Refereed/Peer Reviewed
Nyirati, C.M., Johnson, M. & Jurich, J. (2013). Is enough known to synthesize a theory for how
families nurture self-care?The 11th International Family Nursing Conference, Minneapolis, June 22, 2013 – Podium Presentation
Nyirati, C.M. (2013). Application of an Evidence-Based Model of Smoking Cessation In Appalachian Pregnant Women: A Pilot of the “Save-A-Mom” Program in Meigs County, Ohio.4th Annual OSU CCTS Scientific Meeting & 5th Annual Appalachian Health Summit, May 6, 2013 – Poster Presentation
Baker, C.J. & Nyirati, C.M. (2013). The perspectives of health professions students native to Appalachian Ohio Meigs County on tobacco use in their community. 4th Annual OSU CCTS Scientific Meeting & 5th Annual Appalachian Health Summit, May 6, 2013 – Poster Presentation Sergeev, A.V. & Nyirati, C.M. (2012). Factors Associated with Inadequate Prenatal Care in Women
with Pre-Gestational Hypertension. American Heart Association Quality of Care and Outcomes Research in Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke 2012 Scientific Sessions, Atlanta, May 11, 2012. – Podium Presentation.
Sergeev, A.V. & Nyirati, C.M. (2012). Gestational Hypertension in Minorities: Can Racial and Ethnic Disparities Be Attributed to Socio-Economic Status? American Heart Association Epidemiology and Prevention Nutrition, Physical Activity and Metabolism 2012 Scientific Sessions, San Diego, California, March 13-16, 2012. – Poster Symposium.
Nkansah-Wiafe, M. & Nyirati, C. (2012). Low birth weight among African Americans in Franklin County, Ohio. Ohio University Student Research and Creative Activity Expo, May 3, 2012. – Poster Presentation.
Putnam-Mayle, Charlotte & Nyirati, C. (2012). What is the experience of childbearing age women living in a Southeastern Ohio County with risk for Type II diabetes? Ohio University Student Research and Creative Activity Expo, May 3, 2012. Poster Presentation.
Raach, Kathleen & Nyirati, C. (2012). What is the experience of childbearing age women living in Coshocton County, Ohio with risk for Type II diabetes? Ohio University Student Research and Creative Activity Expo, May 3, 2012. – Poster Presentation.
Sergeev, A.V. & Nyirati, C.M. (2011). Maternal Hypertension and Low Birth Weight: Do Socio-Economic and Racial/Ethnic Disparities Matter? American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Scientific Sessions, Orlando Florida November 13-15, 2011. – Poster Symposium. Nyirati, C. Denham, S. Raffle, H. & Ware, L. (2011). National Survey of Family Theory and Practice in
U.S. Family Nurse Practitioner Programs. The 10th International Family Nursing Conference, Kyoto Japan, June 25, 2011 – Podium Presentation
Nyirati, C. Denham, S. Raffle, H. & Ware, L. (2011). Where is the Family in the family nurse
practitioner program? 2011 Annual Midwest Nursing Research Society, Columbus, Ohio, March 25, 2011. – Poster Symposium
Kittle, T. & Nyirati, C. (2011). Primary and Secondary Prevention of Poor Perinatal Outcomes Related to Pre-pregnancy Weight and Gestational Weight Gain in Appalachian Ohio. Ohio University Research and Creative Activity Expo, May 13, 2011. – Poster Presentation.
Kitts, H. & Nyirati, C. (2011). Primary and Secondary Prevention of Fatal Intimate Partner Violence in Older Couples. Ohio University Research and Creative Activity Expo, May 13, 2011. – Poster Presentation
Markley, S. & Nyirati, C. (2011). How Can the Family Nurse Practitioner Provide Primary Prevention of Melanoma in High Risk Families? Ohio University Research and Creative Activity Expo, May 13, 2011. – Poster Presentation
Wong Clark, E. & Nyirati, C. (2011). Primary Prevention of Low Birth Weight Related to Tobacco Use in Appalachian Ohio. Ohio University Research and Creative Activity Expo, May 13, 2011. – Poster Presentation
Barrows, A. & Nyirati, C. (2010). Adaptation of an evidence-based model for Family Nurse practitioner-mother-daughter communication about adolescent daughter sexual health. Ohio University Research and Creative Activity Expo, May 13, 2010. – Poster Presentation
Ewing. K. & Nyirati, C. (2010). Dating age and sexual debut among Appalachian Ohio youth. Ohio University Research and Creative Activity Expo, May 13, 2010. – Poster presentation
Jones, L. & Nyirati, C. (2010). Family nurse practitioner promotion of health routines in families with ADHD. Ohio University Research and Creative Activity Expo, May 13, 2010. – Poster
McLin, L., Denham, S. & Nyirati, C. (2010). Where is the Family in the family nurse practitioner program? – A research plan. Ohio University Research and Creative Activity Expo, May 13, 2010. – Poster Presentation
Gwinn, A. & Nyirati, C. (2009). Primary and secondary prevention of Intimate Partner Violence in Appalachian Ohio. 9th Annual Ohio University Research and Creative Activity Expo, Thursday, May 14, 2009 – Poster Presentation
Kiser, S & Nyirati, C. (2009). How cohabitation affects eating habits: A review of the literature. 9th Annual Ohio University Research and Creative Activity Expo, Thursday, May 14, 2009 – Poster Presentation
Presentations – Not Peer-Reviewed
Darda, D., Ferguson, D.,Nyirati, C., Richardson, B., Sutton, B., Taylor, M. (2013). Building a Healthier Yakima: Commentary on an Institute for Interprofessonal Health Education, Research and Practice by Mark Taylor. The Center for a New Washington. November 18, 2013.
Moronne, M, Holben, D. H. Nyirati, C.M., Meyer, D. (2013). Rural Health Research and Practice. Ohio University College of Health Sciences and Professions. Interprofessional Research Colloquium. February 20, 2013 .
Recent Grants Received/Research Conducted
2013-2014. Txawaxt: Our Heritage, Our future: To build a foundation for improving health
outcomes for Native American Infants in the Yakima Valley. C. Nyirati, Consultant to Jessica Sutterlict. March of Dimes.
2012-2014. Application of an Evidence-Based Model of Smoking Cessation in Appalachian Pregnant Women: A Pilot of the “Save-A-Mom” Program in Meigs County, Ohio. C. Nyirati, Appalachian Rural Health Institute Scholars Grant $10,000.
2012-2014. A hermeneutic exploration of living with gestational diabetes in Appalachian Ohio. C. Nyirati OU-CHSP Research Incentives $8,000.
2012. Technology Augmented Team-Building in Interprofessional Health Science Graduate Education. J. McCarthy, C. Nyirati, A. Sergeev, N. Wadsworth, J. Chabot, B.A. Krause. A. (collaborators) OU-1804 Grant. $21,163.60.
2011-2012. U.S Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services
Administration (DHHS/HRSA) Advanced Education Nursing Traineeship C. Nyirati $29,976.00.
2011-2012. Risks for Low Birth Weight, Small Size for Gestational Age, Prematurity, and Infant Mortality in the Appalachian Ohio Population. Ohio Department of Health. C. Nyirati & A. Sergeev. With in-kind access to Vital Statistics.
2011. Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Regional Workgroup of Southeastern Ohio, Ohio Academy of Family Physicians, J. Hamel-Lambert with C. Nyirati. $9,505.00.
2011. Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Regional Workgroup of Southeastern Ohio, Ohio Academy of Family Physicians, J. Hamel-Lambert with C. Nyirati. $15,000.00.
2011. Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Regional Workgroup of Southeastern Ohio, Ohio Academy of Family Physicians, Hamel-Lambert with C. Nyirati. $30,000.00.
2010-2011. Family Nurse Practitioner Curriculum Survey. OU-HHS Research Incentives. C. Nyirati, H. Raffle, L. Ware. S. Denham, $5,000.
2010-2011. U.S Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration (DHHS/HRSA) Advanced Education Nursing Traineeship. C. Nyirati, $20,433.00
2009-2011. Undergraduate and Graduate Nursing Curricular Integration of Electronic Health Record and Clinical Tracking Software. OU-1804 Grant D. Henderson (PI), S. House M. Johnson, C. Leadingham M., Hamilton, & C. Nyirati. $22,500.
Heritage University, Toppenish, WA
College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Nursing
Associate Professor, Director and Chair, 2013 – present
Ohio University, Athens, OH
School of Nursing, College of Health Sciences and Professions Family Nurse Practitioner Program Coordinator 2009-2013
The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
College of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine Clinical Faculty, 2001 – 2010
Family Nurse Practitioner, 2001 – 2010
College of Nursing, Department of Family and Community
Adjunct Faculty, Clinical Assistant Professor, 2001 – 2009
Assistant Professor, Clinical Midwifery and Family Nursing, 1996 – 2001 Family Nurse Practitioner Program Director 1999 – 2001
Graduate Research Associate, 1986 – 1991 Graduate Teaching Associate, 1985 – 1986
Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus, OHDepartment of Community Medicine, Obstetrics, Pediatrics
Family Nurse Practitioner, 1993 – 2000
The Columbus City Health Department Columbus, OHMaternal and Child Health Perinatal Project
Family Nurse Practitioner, 1991 – 1993
Planned Parenthood, Cincinnati OH
Family Nurse Practitioner, 1985 – 1986
College of Mount St. Joseph, Cincinnati OHDepartment of Nursing
Assistant Professor, Community, Maternal and Child Health, 1982 – 1985
Southern Ohio Health Services Network, Batavia, Ohio
Adolescent Primary Care and Pregnancy Project Family Nurse Practitioner, 1978 – 1982
Good Samaritan Hospital, Dayton OhioFamily Practice and Primary Care Center
Nurse Manager, 1974 – 1975
Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati OhioDepartment of Family, Community & Maternity
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND SOCIETIES
1978 – present Sigma Theta Tau, National Honor Society for Nursing
1979 – 1981 Chair, 8th District Ohio Nurses Association Committee on Nursing Practice 1981 – 1982 Ohio Board of Nursing Ad Hoc Committee on Nursing Practice
2010 – 2011 Midwest Nursing Research Society
2010 – 2011 National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculty 2011 – 2013 Ohio Association of Advanced Practice Nurses 2011 – present International Family Nursing Association 2012 – present American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
HONORS AND AWARDS
1977 – 1978 Professional Nurse Traineeship, PHS
1985 – 1988 The Ohio State University College of Nursing, Bremer Foundation Scholar 1989 – 1991 Professional Nurse Traineeship, PHS
1999 The Ohio State University College of Nursing Outstanding Clinical Teaching Award 2000 The Ohio State University President’s Appalachian Ohio “Roads” Scholar
2011 Ohio University College of Health Sciences and Professions Outstanding Teaching Award
2012 – 2013 Appalachian Rural Health Institute Scholar 2013 - Center for Native Health and Culture Affiliate
2013 Director’s Distinction Award, Ohio University LGBT Center – Outstanding Faculty Mentor
2009 – 2013 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Faces of Pride
College of Health Sciences and Professions
2012 – 2013 Interprofessional Education Curriculum Committee 2012 – 2013 Interprofessional Clinical Practice Committee 2009 – 2012 Interprofessional Education Committee
2010 – 2011 Dean’s Faculty Advisory Committee – College of Health Sciences and Professions 2010 – 2011 Ad Hoc Committee on Clinical Education
2010 – 2011 Ad Hoc Committee on the Review of Promotion & Tenure Policies
School of Nursing
2009 – 2013 Graduate Nursing Curriculum Committee (Chair 2012-2013) 2012 Ad Hoc Committee for the School of Nursing Faculty Retreat 2010 – 2012 Annual Review Committee (Chair 2011-2012)
2010 – 2011 Group I Faculty Search Committee 2009 – 2011 Program Evaluation Committee 2009 – 2011 Strategic Planning Committee
2012 – 2013 President - Sigma Theta Tau International Lambda Omega Chapter 2013 – 2014 International Family Nursing Association Practice Committee 2009 – 2013 Athens Ohio Child and Family Health Services Consortium 2010 – 2012 Ohio Pregnancy Associated Mortality Review Team
PROFESSIONAL LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS
Washington State Department of Health R.N. License RN60405920, current through September 25, 2014 Ohio Board of Nursing R.N. License 21122132, current through August 31, 2015
Ohio Board of Nursing NP Certificate of Authority NP03005, current through August 31, 2015 American Nurses Credentialing Center, American Nurses Association, Family Nurse Practitioner
Certificate 0249858, current through November 30, 2015